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    Illinois Adventure #1504 “National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History”
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    Illinois Adventure #1504 “National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History”

    December 24, 2019


    THERE IS A PLACE WHERE
    VISITORS CAN LEARN ABOUT
    MARITIME HISTORY IN SCALE. VISITORS CAN LEARN ABOUT
    MARITIME HISTORY IN SCALE.
    AS WE DISCOVERED AT THE NATIONAL MARITIME HISTORY IN SCALE.
    AS WE DISCOVERED AT THE NATIONAL
    MUSEUM OF SHIP MODELS AND SEA AS WE DISCOVERED AT THE NATIONAL
    MUSEUM OF SHIP MODELS AND SEA
    HISTORY IN SADORUS. MUSEUM OF SHIP MODELS AND SEA
    HISTORY IN SADORUS.
    >>THE ENDEAVOR IS ABOUT FOUR FEET
    LONG, AND IT IS A MODEL THAT WAS
    CONSTRUCTED AGAIN, ONE OF SIX LONG, AND IT IS A MODEL THAT WAS
    CONSTRUCTED AGAIN, ONE OF SIX
    MODELS FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CONSTRUCTED AGAIN, ONE OF SIX
    MODELS FOR THE AUSTRALIAN
    BICENTENNIAL THREE YEARS AGO. MODELS FOR THE AUSTRALIAN
    BICENTENNIAL THREE YEARS AGO.
    THERE WERE A NUMBER OF THESE ON BICENTENNIAL THREE YEARS AGO.
    THERE WERE A NUMBER OF THESE ON
    DISPLAY AT VARIOUS CELEBRATION THERE WERE A NUMBER OF THESE ON
    DISPLAY AT VARIOUS CELEBRATION
    POINTS IN AUSTRALIA, AND I WAS DISPLAY AT VARIOUS CELEBRATION
    POINTS IN AUSTRALIA, AND I WAS
    ABLE TO ACQUIRE ONE OF THEM. POINTS IN AUSTRALIA, AND I WAS
    ABLE TO ACQUIRE ONE OF THEM.
    THE MODEL OF THE CONSTITUTION IS ABLE TO ACQUIRE ONE OF THEM.
    THE MODEL OF THE CONSTITUTION IS
    ABOUT SEVEN FEET LONG, AND IT IS THE MODEL OF THE CONSTITUTION IS
    ABOUT SEVEN FEET LONG, AND IT IS
    VERY, VERY ACCURATE. ABOUT SEVEN FEET LONG, AND IT IS
    VERY, VERY ACCURATE.
    IT WAS BUILT IN SELAN, SOUTH OF VERY, VERY ACCURATE.
    IT WAS BUILT IN SELAN, SOUTH OF
    INDIA, ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO. IT WAS BUILT IN SELAN, SOUTH OF
    INDIA, ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO.
    UNIQUE FEATURE OF THIS MODEL, INDIA, ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO.
    UNIQUE FEATURE OF THIS MODEL,
    OTHER THAN ITS HISTORICAL VALUE, UNIQUE FEATURE OF THIS MODEL,
    OTHER THAN ITS HISTORICAL VALUE,
    IS THAT IT IS EXTREMELY ACCURATE OTHER THAN ITS HISTORICAL VALUE,
    IS THAT IT IS EXTREMELY ACCURATE
    WITH THE RIGGING OF THE SAILS, IS THAT IT IS EXTREMELY ACCURATE
    WITH THE RIGGING OF THE SAILS,
    AND REFINES WHERE ACCURACY WITH THE RIGGING OF THE SAILS,
    AND REFINES WHERE ACCURACY
    COUNTS IN A MODEL BECAUSE IT IS AND REFINES WHERE ACCURACY
    COUNTS IN A MODEL BECAUSE IT IS
    REALLY A HISTORICAL ARTIFACT. COUNTS IN A MODEL BECAUSE IT IS
    REALLY A HISTORICAL ARTIFACT.
    ACTUALLY WHAT SORT OF BEGAN THE REALLY A HISTORICAL ARTIFACT.
    ACTUALLY WHAT SORT OF BEGAN THE
    MUSEUM WAS THAT MY COLLECTION OF ACTUALLY WHAT SORT OF BEGAN THE
    MUSEUM WAS THAT MY COLLECTION OF
    SHIPS OVER A PERIOD OF 30 YEARS MUSEUM WAS THAT MY COLLECTION OF
    SHIPS OVER A PERIOD OF 30 YEARS
    GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I EITHER SHIPS OVER A PERIOD OF 30 YEARS
    GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I EITHER
    HAD TO START SELLING THEM TO GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I EITHER
    HAD TO START SELLING THEM TO
    MAKE MORE ROOM IN MY OWN HOUSE HAD TO START SELLING THEM TO
    MAKE MORE ROOM IN MY OWN HOUSE
    OR DO SOMETHING WITH THEM. MAKE MORE ROOM IN MY OWN HOUSE
    OR DO SOMETHING WITH THEM.
    THIS IS ABOUT 220 MODELS OF OR DO SOMETHING WITH THEM.
    THIS IS ABOUT 220 MODELS OF
    WHICH ABOUT 110 ARE IN THE THIS IS ABOUT 220 MODELS OF
    WHICH ABOUT 110 ARE IN THE
    MUSEUM AT THE MOMENT. WHICH ABOUT 110 ARE IN THE
    MUSEUM AT THE MOMENT.
    THERE ARE SOME MODELS FROM MUSEUM AT THE MOMENT.
    THERE ARE SOME MODELS FROM
    RATHER WELL-KNOWN MOVIES. THERE ARE SOME MODELS FROM
    RATHER WELL-KNOWN MOVIES.
    THE MODEL OF THE HMS VICTORY IS RATHER WELL-KNOWN MOVIES.
    THE MODEL OF THE HMS VICTORY IS
    ABOUT 14 FEET LONG AND 11 FEET THE MODEL OF THE HMS VICTORY IS
    ABOUT 14 FEET LONG AND 11 FEET
    HIGH WITH MASTS ON IT. ABOUT 14 FEET LONG AND 11 FEET
    HIGH WITH MASTS ON IT.
    IT WAS USED IN A SERIES OF HIGH WITH MASTS ON IT.
    IT WAS USED IN A SERIES OF
    MOVIES OF THE SAME TIME PERIOD IT WAS USED IN A SERIES OF
    MOVIES OF THE SAME TIME PERIOD
    WITH NELSON’S FLAGSHIP, AND WAS MOVIES OF THE SAME TIME PERIOD
    WITH NELSON’S FLAGSHIP, AND WAS
    PURCHASED FROM UNIVERSAL WITH NELSON’S FLAGSHIP, AND WAS
    PURCHASED FROM UNIVERSAL
    STUDIOS. PURCHASED FROM UNIVERSAL
    STUDIOS.
    THE USE OF THESE SHIPS AGAIN, STUDIOS.
    THE USE OF THESE SHIPS AGAIN,
    BECAUSE THEY ARE LARGE WAS TO THE USE OF THESE SHIPS AGAIN,
    BECAUSE THEY ARE LARGE WAS TO
    SHOW MODEL BATTLES IN SEAS, IN BECAUSE THEY ARE LARGE WAS TO
    SHOW MODEL BATTLES IN SEAS, IN
    THE WAY THIS WAS DONE WAS TO SHOW MODEL BATTLES IN SEAS, IN
    THE WAY THIS WAS DONE WAS TO
    LOAD GUNPOWDER CHARGES IN SMALL THE WAY THIS WAS DONE WAS TO
    LOAD GUNPOWDER CHARGES IN SMALL
    CANNONS THAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY LOAD GUNPOWDER CHARGES IN SMALL
    CANNONS THAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY
    PLUG INTO LIGHT SOCKETS INSIDE CANNONS THAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY
    PLUG INTO LIGHT SOCKETS INSIDE
    THE HALL. PLUG INTO LIGHT SOCKETS INSIDE
    THE HALL.
    SOMEONE ON SHORE WOULD PRESS A THE HALL.
    SOMEONE ON SHORE WOULD PRESS A
    KEYBOARD AND BLAST AWAY. SOMEONE ON SHORE WOULD PRESS A
    KEYBOARD AND BLAST AWAY.
    THEY ARE THE NINE FOOT LONG KEYBOARD AND BLAST AWAY.
    THEY ARE THE NINE FOOT LONG
    ROMAN GALLEY FROM THE MOVIE THEY ARE THE NINE FOOT LONG
    ROMAN GALLEY FROM THE MOVIE
    “CLEOPATRA” IN 1956 WITH RICHARD ROMAN GALLEY FROM THE MOVIE
    “CLEOPATRA” IN 1956 WITH RICHARD
    BURTON AND LIZ TAYLOR. “CLEOPATRA” IN 1956 WITH RICHARD
    BURTON AND LIZ TAYLOR.
    AND TIMELY, VERY UNIQUE MODEL BURTON AND LIZ TAYLOR.
    AND TIMELY, VERY UNIQUE MODEL
    FROM THE MOVIE “BEN HURR.” AND TIMELY, VERY UNIQUE MODEL
    FROM THE MOVIE “BEN HURR.”
    BEN HURR’S MODEL IS SEVEN FEET FROM THE MOVIE “BEN HURR.”
    BEN HURR’S MODEL IS SEVEN FEET
    LONG, AND MADE OF COPPER AND BEN HURR’S MODEL IS SEVEN FEET
    LONG, AND MADE OF COPPER AND
    ALUMINUM. LONG, AND MADE OF COPPER AND
    ALUMINUM.
    IT IS HAND HAMMERED COPPER TO ALUMINUM.
    IT IS HAND HAMMERED COPPER TO
    FORM THE SHAPE OF A ROMAN IT IS HAND HAMMERED COPPER TO
    FORM THE SHAPE OF A ROMAN
    GALLEY. FORM THE SHAPE OF A ROMAN
    GALLEY.
    THEN, OF COURSE, THE SAILS AND GALLEY.
    THEN, OF COURSE, THE SAILS AND
    SUPER STRUCTURE ARE ALL WOODEN. THEN, OF COURSE, THE SAILS AND
    SUPER STRUCTURE ARE ALL WOODEN.
    THERE IS ABOUT 75ORES THAT NEED SUPER STRUCTURE ARE ALL WOODEN.
    THERE IS ABOUT 75ORES THAT NEED
    TO GO INTO THE MODEL AT THIS THERE IS ABOUT 75ORES THAT NEED
    TO GO INTO THE MODEL AT THIS
    POINT AND TIME. TO GO INTO THE MODEL AT THIS
    POINT AND TIME.
    THE BUILDING WAS ORIGINALLY THE POINT AND TIME.
    THE BUILDING WAS ORIGINALLY THE
    FIRST COUNTRY STORE IN S SADORUS THE BUILDING WAS ORIGINALLY THE
    FIRST COUNTRY STORE IN S SADORUS
    ABOUT 1878. FIRST COUNTRY STORE IN S SADORUS
    ABOUT 1878.
    IT EXISTED AS A COUNTRY STORE ABOUT 1878.
    IT EXISTED AS A COUNTRY STORE
    UNTIL SLIGHTLY AFTER THE IT EXISTED AS A COUNTRY STORE
    UNTIL SLIGHTLY AFTER THE
    DEPRESSION, AND THEN BECAME A UNTIL SLIGHTLY AFTER THE
    DEPRESSION, AND THEN BECAME A
    NUMBER OF OTHER THINGS, A LODGE, DEPRESSION, AND THEN BECAME A
    NUMBER OF OTHER THINGS, A LODGE,
    A POST OFFICE, STORAGE BUILDING, NUMBER OF OTHER THINGS, A LODGE,
    A POST OFFICE, STORAGE BUILDING,
    AND HAS BEEN VACANT THE LAST 40 A POST OFFICE, STORAGE BUILDING,
    AND HAS BEEN VACANT THE LAST 40
    YEARS UNTIL I BEGAN THE AND HAS BEEN VACANT THE LAST 40
    YEARS UNTIL I BEGAN THE
    RESTORATION THREE YEARS AGO. YEARS UNTIL I BEGAN THE
    RESTORATION THREE YEARS AGO.
    THIS IS A MODEL OF AN ENGLISH RESTORATION THREE YEARS AGO.
    THIS IS A MODEL OF AN ENGLISH
    THREE-DECKER FROM THE 17TH THIS IS A MODEL OF AN ENGLISH
    THREE-DECKER FROM THE 17TH
    CENTURY. THREE-DECKER FROM THE 17TH
    CENTURY.
    THE MODEL IS ABOUT THREE FEET CENTURY.
    THE MODEL IS ABOUT THREE FEET
    LONG, AND AS YOU GRADUALLY GET THE MODEL IS ABOUT THREE FEET
    LONG, AND AS YOU GRADUALLY GET
    CLOSER TO THE HULL, YOU BEGIN TO LONG, AND AS YOU GRADUALLY GET
    CLOSER TO THE HULL, YOU BEGIN TO
    REALIZE THAT IT IS MADE OUT OF CLOSER TO THE HULL, YOU BEGIN TO
    REALIZE THAT IT IS MADE OUT OF
    MATCH STICKS WITH THE HEADS CUT REALIZE THAT IT IS MADE OUT OF
    MATCH STICKS WITH THE HEADS CUT
    OFF. MATCH STICKS WITH THE HEADS CUT
    OFF.
    IT WAS CONSTRUCTED BY A PRISONER OFF.
    IT WAS CONSTRUCTED BY A PRISONER
    IN THE LOUISVILLE PRISON SYSTEM IT WAS CONSTRUCTED BY A PRISONER
    IN THE LOUISVILLE PRISON SYSTEM
    ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO. IN THE LOUISVILLE PRISON SYSTEM
    ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO.
    WHEN I STARTED THE MUSEUM THREE ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO.
    WHEN I STARTED THE MUSEUM THREE
    YEARS AGO, THERE WAS A NEWSPAPER WHEN I STARTED THE MUSEUM THREE
    YEARS AGO, THERE WAS A NEWSPAPER
    ARTICLE THAT APPEARED IN A YEARS AGO, THERE WAS A NEWSPAPER
    ARTICLE THAT APPEARED IN A
    NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS, AND A ARTICLE THAT APPEARED IN A
    NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS, AND A
    LADY, MRS. FERGUSON FROM DALLAS, NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS, AND A
    LADY, MRS. FERGUSON FROM DALLAS,
    TEXAS, CONTACTED ME AND SAID SHE LADY, MRS. FERGUSON FROM DALLAS,
    TEXAS, CONTACTED ME AND SAID SHE
    HAD THIS WONDERFUL MODEL SHE TEXAS, CONTACTED ME AND SAID SHE
    HAD THIS WONDERFUL MODEL SHE
    WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE HAD THIS WONDERFUL MODEL SHE
    WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE
    MUSEUM. WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE
    MUSEUM.
    THE MODEL IS ABOUT 200 YEARS OLD MUSEUM.
    THE MODEL IS ABOUT 200 YEARS OLD
    AND WAS MADE FOR BELGIAN THE MODEL IS ABOUT 200 YEARS OLD
    AND WAS MADE FOR BELGIAN
    CONSULATES TWO HUNDRED YEARS AND WAS MADE FOR BELGIAN
    CONSULATES TWO HUNDRED YEARS
    AGO. CONSULATES TWO HUNDRED YEARS
    AGO.
    THIS ENDED UP IN A BUILDING IN AGO.
    THIS ENDED UP IN A BUILDING IN
    DALLAS IN WHICH HER HUSBAND THIS ENDED UP IN A BUILDING IN
    DALLAS IN WHICH HER HUSBAND
    PURCHASED THE BUILDING AND THEN DALLAS IN WHICH HER HUSBAND
    PURCHASED THE BUILDING AND THEN
    SHE DECIDED TO DONATE IT TO THE PURCHASED THE BUILDING AND THEN
    SHE DECIDED TO DONATE IT TO THE
    MUSEUM. SHE DECIDED TO DONATE IT TO THE
    MUSEUM.
    SO IT IS ONE OF OUR PRIME MUSEUM.
    SO IT IS ONE OF OUR PRIME
    ACQUISITIONS. I THINK I AM THE ONLY MUSEUM
    THAT FOCUSES ON SHIP MODELS
    TOTALLY IN THE COUNTRY, AND THAT FOCUSES ON SHIP MODELS
    TOTALLY IN THE COUNTRY, AND
    SECONDLY, WE CAN PRESENT A LOT TOTALLY IN THE COUNTRY, AND
    SECONDLY, WE CAN PRESENT A LOT
    OF HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN THE SECONDLY, WE CAN PRESENT A LOT
    OF HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN THE
    MUSEUM THROUGH SHIP MODELS. OF HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN THE
    MUSEUM THROUGH SHIP MODELS.
    IT BECOMES AN EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM THROUGH SHIP MODELS.
    IT BECOMES AN EDUCATIONAL
    ENDEAVOR, ALSO. IT BECOMES AN EDUCATIONAL
    ENDEAVOR, ALSO.
    >>THE MUSEUM IS LOCATED IN
    SADORUS, WHICH IS JUST TEN MILES
    SOUTH OF CHAMPAIGN. SADORUS, WHICH IS JUST TEN MILES
    SOUTH OF CHAMPAIGN.
    IN ADDITION TO THE MODELS, THE SOUTH OF CHAMPAIGN.
    IN ADDITION TO THE MODELS, THE
    MUSEUM OCCASIONALLY OFFERS IN ADDITION TO THE MODELS, THE
    MUSEUM OCCASIONALLY OFFERS
    PUBLIC ET SHOWS FOR THE YOUNGER MUSEUM OCCASIONALLY OFFERS
    PUBLIC ET SHOWS FOR THE YOUNGER
    CROWD. TO REACH THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF
    SHIP MODELS CALL (217)398-1998
    OR GO ON THE WEB TO THE ADDRESS SHIP MODELS CALL (217)398-1998
    OR GO ON THE WEB TO THE ADDRESS
    SHOWN AND CLICK ON THE MUSEUM OR GO ON THE WEB TO THE ADDRESS
    SHOWN AND CLICK ON THE MUSEUM
    LINK.

    LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle review ⚓ 21313
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    LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle review ⚓ 21313

    November 27, 2019


    hello everyone this is the very classy
    looking lego ideas ship-in-a-bottle set and it is significantly noticeably
    smaller than the original ideas submission from a fan but I think that’s
    actually a very good thing this is practically one-to-one scale to many
    real ships in a bottle and especially the bottle part itself it actually ends
    up being a little bit larger than many liquor bottles are and so I think this
    is a great scale in fact a perfect scale thing is very visible from a distance
    looks kind of realistic from a distance yet it doesn’t take up too much space
    and very unfortunately it was not too difficult to put together with the kind
    of eggshell construction of the bottle with those non-abs hard transparent
    pieces the pieces have extraordinarily high clutch power due to the surface of
    the material which makes them more difficult to put together however they
    are also very springy so if you’re dealing with a bunch of pieces in a
    fairly hollow assembly and you use too much force you can very quickly be
    punished by a very sudden and violent disassembly this set the way it’s
    designed in its final form here though is not too bad there are a couple of
    hairy moments as you attach these large curved pieces near the the shoulders or
    that form the shoulders and also when you’re putting in just the last couple
    of panels on the top that go just over the mass and actually their rear one
    touches and compresses it ever so slightly that definitely requires some
    finesse and it helps if you have small fingers I do not have particularly small
    fingers so I got none of that help but it was able to work out in the end I
    said definitely requires some finesse and patience patience is definitely your
    friend it could have been a lot worse though I’ll tell you that for sure I
    love this cap and cork it’s easily one of my favourite things to look at on the
    entire model the whole model is basically three assemblies you have the
    bottle you know the ship in the bottle and you
    have to stand oh yeah there’s also the water which consists of 284 trans light
    blue stud pieces that you just pour in fortunately you don’t need to sort them
    out from any other bags they just have three bags labeled number three and you
    just pour their full contents out and then try to kind of level them out from
    front to back before you start to close the bottle up the ship is attached
    fairly securely there’s not a lot of worry about it falling over in there if
    you pick up the bottle or something like this there the ship is attached with
    some jumper pieces which ultimately are held in place with a bunch of headlight
    bricks that are used on the base here and they also use a lot of headlight
    bricks on what is truly the bottom of the bottle so yes there’s a lot of prism
    effect that goes throughout here I think it looks pretty good I’m glad that it’s
    a little bit more clear in the center with the large panel pieces but overall
    again it’s very sturdy and not too frustrating to actually put together
    well this is a very nice small ship build it’s surprisingly sturdy and dense
    for its size it has a good level of detail and it features building in every
    major direction plus some including upside down they got little
    representations of the cannons and the gun ports on the sides I really like the
    kind of banister style railing done around the rear quarter deck with the
    new color I believe for those relatively new round 1 by 1 plates with the little
    bar extension I think that’s a new color for those look forward to collecting a
    bunch of those you know if they use some offset construction throughout this
    going from odd width to even width with the numbers of studs these masts are
    attached pretty securely they will stay exactly where you want them to be the
    level of detail on the main deck is really good they’ve even got the the
    cover for the hold there with texture with the grill piece they used
    the half plate thickness design and level of texture and and placement for
    the the bulwarks going around the edges you got some extended plates up towards
    the front just a lot of really good stuff going on here it almost looks like
    it has a wheel at there area as well almost you just just practically imagine
    it and I mean I can’t appreciate enough what they’ve done
    with the mass just how sturdy sturdy they are you can angle them wherever you
    want them to be you can change the angles of the sails just a little bit
    and yeah they think they look great you don’t have a little sea serpent prints
    for the center portions of the the main sails there and those have a little bit
    of gold on them so they have a little bit shimmer it’s it’s good it’s good all
    around the faux wooden stand is also legit it is very sturdy has a minimum
    number of unintended studs that appear on any of its sides really like the
    compass in here you can actually rotate this around it would be cool to come up
    with a little conversion for the interior to possibly make that actually
    work notice that this dish is printed on the opposite side so you’re actually
    looking at the underside of it very good technique there exclusive print also for
    the panel on the front for the name of the ship they give you a couple of these
    little globes that can be spun around and oriented however you want and
    interestingly this has a lot of teal pieces inside of it the recently
    re-released old classic color not able to see them from the outside whatsoever
    but there’s a lot of teal used inside of here there’s actually a fair amount of
    teal used there we go I can pop up one of these bits there’s a lot more than
    you can see here but it’s just a little little teaser of it there are a lot of
    teal pieces used or some teal pieces used inside of the ship as well
    nice to see that kind of given to us you know for folks who want to start
    stocking up on that color again yeah if you get extra pieces or you start to
    disassemble existing things it would be nice to get more of the more desirable
    rarer colors used in places where you don’t even see them in the first place
    one wonderful hidden though static feature of the stand is that it actually
    keys in or rather the bottle keys in with a couple of the 1 by 2 plates that
    just barely stick out on the sides those just slot right in there and the
    stand actually holds the boat and keeps it from sliding forward to back so this
    is even more secure than it appears the the bottle really wants to stay exactly
    where you place it and that’s on all axes so again nice and sturdy even
    though it’s not directly connected with any studs oh one thing that does kind of
    rub me the wrong way about this set I should have pointed it out earlier is
    the kind of maker’s mark here the the faux wax seal at the top I forgot to
    mention that that’s a printed piece but it actually has the the initials of the
    Lego designer who worked on making this into a real product and not the initials
    of the original fan designer now I do have to acknowledge that this really is
    the Lego designers design and product it is very significantly different from the
    original winning Lego ideas fan submission but I think that it would
    have been a nicer nod to put the fan designers initials there because
    ultimately the fan designer was responsible for us having a primarily
    responsible for us having this set at all to be able to get so yeah I think
    that was a little bit a little bit off it’s also funny that the kind of mirror
    the thing depending upon which side of the box you’re looking at this is the
    way that it was built in the instructions but you can just flip this
    around it it’s pretty easy it’s also not that easy to get the boat out so
    kind of decide upfront if you want the boat in or not and this whole thing they
    have on the on the box of all of the studs being right-side up nah no way
    never gonna happen you will lose your mind if you try to make that happen I do
    not recommend it maybe they could have used rounded tiles instead that might
    have looked a little bit more consistent at least with the ones that are right
    side up and upside down nevertheless this is a beautiful set I think that it
    is great to have something like this produced through the Lego ideas system
    it is not licensed it is not corporately backed it is not about politics it’s not
    about space again we’ve got a lot of space stuff I love space stuff but I
    really want to see more more variety and this I think is a perfect example of
    just Lego fans doing stuff with the product with the bricks with the pieces
    coming up coming up with something that’s cool and that hasn’t been done by
    Lego and making it happen and making it real so I’m very happy that this this
    one if you will I think that it was a great idea to begin with and I think
    that the Lego designer has made it a much better product than the original
    fan submission was on top of that and finally I think the value in terms of
    price you pay to volume of stuff that you get is reasonable here you know it
    does have a ton 284 of those individual stud pieces used for water but even if
    you subtract those completely ignore their existence and then just look at
    the price part ratio after they are removed it still looks really good and
    that’s in spite of the fact that this has some pretty large and four of those
    particularly rare and expensive and valuable corner rounded panel pieces so
    yeah value is good build is good display value is excellent easily one of my
    favorite Lego ideas sets today that does it for my thoughts on this set
    though hope that I showed you everything decently well I’m gonna continue working
    on other review videos as well as my own custom built and my big lego city so
    I’ll talk to you again soon thanks for watching

    Girlfriends Dress Their Boyfriends • Ship It
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    Girlfriends Dress Their Boyfriends • Ship It

    November 26, 2019


    – Hi, I’m Ned and I’m married. This week we’re doing
    a makeover challenge. What do girlfriends want their boyfriends to wear for Date Night? Let’s find out. I ship it. (sprays)
    (yelps) Hair spray. – You can implement what your
    partner likes you to wear, but I don’t think you
    have to fully succumb to everything that they like or want. – Each of the boyfriends and girlfriends secretly submitted
    costume ideas to Lindsay and now we’re gonna surprise
    them with their choices. Let’s bring out the couples. – Tyler, being from the East Coast, does like to dress preppy. – I used to wear the lobster shorts. – Tyler’s mom is very
    concerned that I’m gonna make him into this weird bohemian guy. I was thinking it could be fun to see him in something more hipstery. Also, I know his mom would hate that. – Steve has a very casual, hipstery look. – Having dated you, I’ve
    upped my shoe game for sure. – For Steve’s look, I wanted him to have an Italian model chic, white blazer, skinny jeans, all the things that Steve would never
    be caught dead wearing. – I like clean-cut, basic,
    not too complicated. Just like me. – He’s definitely more the
    fashion one of our relationship. He’s into whatever Kanye’s wearing. – Well, yep, true. – Ify always wears tight
    pants and it’s gotta go. I chose an Aladdin outfit. Aladdin is the hottest Disney character, hands down.
    – [Lindsay] True, and he also wears the
    least amount of clothing. – [Aurora] Yes. – It’d be your dream
    outfit for a night out. – I guess I didn’t really
    think about the public factor. – Yeah, you were thinking
    about the bedroom factor.
    – [Aurora] Yeah. – [Ned] Are you guys ready to get started? – Let’s do it. – [Lindsay] Why don’t
    we go try some stuff on? (cheerful salsa music) – How do you feel right now, Ify? – I’m feeling very
    free, it’s a lotta room. – [Ned] Now open your
    eyes, check yourself out. – Oh. Yeah, I like it. I like the hair. This is a look that can take me from 25 to 38, right?
    – [Lindsay] Adult. (laughs) – [Ify] That’s straight-up
    Aladdin action right there. – [Lindsay] It feels
    like you feel good in it. – Oh yeah, ’cause you
    get a lotta room to move. – Wow. Look at this guy. I look like the son of any
    Italian restaurant owner. I feel like Bond could pull this off and who doesn’t love Bond, right?
    – [Lindsay] Exactly. – [Tyler] Just like I value
    the opinions of my family, I value Safiya’s opinions about what she thinks about my styles. – What are you both feeling right now? – I hear the sounds of
    leather, so I’m happy. – I know she’s gonna like this. This is great. – I think he’s gonna look super hot. – I’m nervous, I don’t know why. – He’s just to your left. Open your eyes. Oh, okay. – Oh, look it, that looks great. Do a spin. – Awesome, open your eyes. – Yeah. – Is that true? – Yeah. (laughs) I like it. – It looks good, right? – Yeah, you look good. – [Steven] These shoes are pretty great. – This is so great. – This is real nice. (laughs) You can see his nice physique,
    exactly what I wanted. – I feel like we should be
    driving down the Amalfi Coast. – From here on out, you can
    refer to me as Michelangelo. – Your mom bought the right
    jeans for this outfit. – She did. – Take me on a magic carpet ride. – You guys are too cute. – Can’t forget the kiss. (giggles) (upbeat instrumental music) – We’re at an ice cream
    place fully dressed up. Tyler’s choking on his ice cream. But he’s stylish so who cares? – Looking good.

    How to Make a Very Easy Origami Sailboat ⛵ Tutorial (Traditional model) Only 2 folds!
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    How to Make a Very Easy Origami Sailboat ⛵ Tutorial (Traditional model) Only 2 folds!

    November 10, 2019


    How to make an origami sailboat Instructions in English. Video instructions to make a sailboat in origami Start with a square sheet of paper. If possible use a paper with a different color on each side.
    The sail will be of the color you put below. Fold along the diagonal. Fold the bottom to create the hull of the boat.
    You can try different positions. Unfold the last fold. And fold it again on the other side. Unfold the last fold. Unfold the diagonal fold and invert the other fold at the front of the boat. Flatten the fold so that the sail is between the two sides of the boat. Your boat is ready to sail! I hope you like this model and this video! Please share and like the video. 🙂 And comment if you liked it! Thank you!

    How to Make a Simple Pop Pop Boat
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    How to Make a Simple Pop Pop Boat

    August 14, 2019


    Today I’m going to show you how to make a really
    cool candle powered pop pop boat using household items. To make it we’re going to need an empty drinks can,
    some Blu-Tack, 2 straws and an empty juice carton. First we’re going to make the boiler, and
    we’ll start by taking the Coke can cutting off the top and bottom with a pair of
    scissors, and turning it into a flat sheet. Then we’ll cut a straight line down one edge, and from
    that mark out a rectangle 6cm wide by 18cm long. Be very careful not to cut yourself. Once we’ve cut that out we need to gently fold it in half, but don’t
    push down hard on the fold as we don’t want it to tear. Next we need to mark out a 1cm
    line around one half of the boiler and cut it out with our scissors, so we
    should now have something which looks like this. Next we’re going to take out Bu-Tack, warm it up in our hands
    and roll it out into a long worm about 0.5cm fat. Then we’re going to open up our boiler pattern and stick the
    Blu-Tack onto the 2 outside edges of the smaller half. Next we’re going to fold it in half, remembering
    not to push down hard on the fold and stick the two halves together. Then we’re going to take a bit more
    Blu-Tack and put it on the edges. It should look like this. Next we’re going to fold over the tabs on both sides, and gently crimp
    it all the way up with some pliers to form a seal. Then we need to take our scissors and cut off the
    excess tab to leave one long tab along the bottom. Next we’re going to take our Blu-Tack and push
    it into a flat strip about 1cm wide. Then we’re going to wrap it around the end of
    one of the straws, followed by the second. Add a bit more until the straws are well
    sealed in a good plug of Blu-Tack. Next we’re going to open up the end of the
    boiler, be very careful not to cut your fingers and push in the straws and Blu-Tack plug. Add a bit more Blu-Tack to form a good
    tight seal. It should look like this. Then we’re going to take our scissors and cut the
    bottom tab along each side of the straws. Next fold the tabs over and give them a squeeze with some
    pliers, but be careful not to rip the metal. Our boiler is not complete. Next we need to test it’s air tight by dipping it into
    a bowl of water and gently blowing through the straws. If you see any air leaking, give that area a
    gentle squeeze with the pliers and try again. To make the boat we’re going to take our empty juice carton, mark out and
    draw a line down the middle of it, and cut it in half. To make the cabin for the inside of the boat, cut
    the bottom off the half with the plastic lid. or if you have another empty juice carton, you can cut
    the bottom off that to make a slightly bigger cabin. I’ve also cut out some windows and we’ll be fixing that in place later. Next we need to cut a small hole in the bottom
    of the boat for the 2 straws to go through. This should be roughly half way up the carton an in the middle. Then we need to put a thin ring of
    Blu-Tack around the hole on both sides. Next we’re going to take our boiler and
    poke the 2 straws through the hole. Then we’re going to fix the straws firmly in place to the
    bottom of the boat with a strip of tape, Making sure the straws run to the back
    of the boat and are central. Then cut the straws off flush with the back of the boat. Next using a stapler we’re going to fix the cabin in place. And finally we need to make sure the Blu-Tack rings around
    the straws are pushed together to form a good seal. Our boat is now water tight and complete, but to use
    it we first need to prime the boiler with water. To do this we’re going to take one of
    our straw off cuts and snip the end. Then we’re going to poke it into one of
    the straws at the back of the boat and with a mouth full of clean water, blow water through
    the system until it comes out of the other straw. The boiler is now primed and ready to use. All we need to do now is drop a candle under the middle of the
    boiler, put it into the bath, and wait for it to warm up. It shouldn’t take long for the boiler to start popping, and off she goes. After a while you might find that the boiler leaks and doesn’t work properly,
    in which case you might need to seal it with some more Blu-Tack. Or if you have any you could make a
    boiler using epoxy glue rather then Blu-Tack. This is far more durable and should last a lot longer. You can paint your boat using a waterproof acrylic paint if you like, you
    can also spray it with a waterproofing lacquer to help protect it. But make sure it’s completely dry before you use it. If it’s taking a while to get going, try dropping a second
    candle underneath the boiler. This should help speed things up. If you like this project, maybe you’d like to take a look at some of
    my other videos by clicking on the links on the right hand side. Or take a look at my youtube channel page. Have fun and happy boating!